It’s a chilly rainy November day as I’m writing this post. It feels like a perfect month for Thanksgiving. Bre from Rooms for Rent challenged some of her friends to come up with a Thanksgiving table. We are hosting Thanksgiving this year and I want to do something like this warm and inviting table where yummy foods mix with great textures from recycled silver pieces and crisp white dishes.
I made this meal the other day for our dinner so we had a Thanksgiving style feast a month early. Just about every week I make a roast chicken. I find that it is one of the easiest dishes and it’s fool proof pop up timer guarantees it to come out correctly. We live in the same town at the Mariposa headquarters so for our wedding and our house-warming party we were gifted with some really stunning coastal Mariposa pieces from locals. All the items are made from recycled silver.
I served this one on Mariposa’s String of Pearls wavy platter and love how it makes the chicken look so special. I studied how Pottery Barn made their food look so great at their table settings and one of the things was to surround the chicken or turkey with some sort of leafy plant or rosemary, a citrus or maybe some figs. So I did that with these Variegated Dogwood branches (correct me if I’ve got the name wrong!), oranges and cranberries. Doesn’t it look special?
Oh, and did I mention one of you is going to win this platter? Yep. Check out the details at the end of the post.
I wanted to create a very layered table with a dogwood runner, so to speak. I made sure to wind the runner around the dishes and try to keep it away from the glasses and silverware. Danielle, my BFF from middle school, brought back these incredible white pumpkins from New York… she scooped them up at a farmer’s market… 3 for a $1. You can’t touch a great size white pumpkin for that price around here!
I used this petite cupcake stand from Mariposa for the cranberry orange bread I made. The entire table decoration was based around this bread. I knew I wanted to work in oranges and cranberries without it being Christmas-y. If you were going to adapt this for Christmas the easiest way would be to just change out the branches for a pine, evergreen or boxwood.
The little vases at each place are actually napkin rings with some berries I found at church. I love adding some color with berries, greens or flowers at each person’s place it extends the color from the center of the table. Each place is set with a Pottery Barn charger that I picked up three or four years ago on clearance after Christmas, their white Caterer set of dishes (we use these every day), a piece of fabric I made into a napkin and the silver wavy bowl from Mariposa.
The perfect, and incredibly easy complement to a roast chicken dinner are steamed green beans and roasted potatoes. You can throw this meal together if you have 15-20 minutes to spare for prep.
I wanted to have the cranberries around but wasn’t sure how to do it until I found some Bartlett pears at the grocery store and I envisioned these little crocks from Crate & Barrel filled with pears and cranberries. It was the easiest little addition to the table.
I am not the only one sharing my Thanksgiving tablescape today… make sure you visit these incredible bloggers and their wonderful Thanksgiving Tablescapes as well… they are wildly talented (their posts may not be up as early as mine so be sure to check back later today if you missed anyone!):
Onto the GIVEAWAY!
I was given these gorgeous pieces from Mariposa and have decided to give the incredible platter to one lucky reader to add to their Thanksgiving or Christmas table. It is stunning, well-made and the perfect size. This is a shorter giveaway than normal… it’s only open till Sunday at 11:59pm to give me a chance to get the piece out to the winner before Thanksgiving. US only, please. Ways to enter:
1. Leave a blog post comment.
2. Share any of the images of this tablescape on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account tagging Migonis Home and with a link to the blog post (on FB and Twitter).
Any of these pieces would make a dynamite Christmas, wedding or house-warming gift (that’s how we got our first Mariposa pieces!). Here are some details of the special they are running right now: